Clean Eats: Easy weeknight salad

After stuffing everything into a day that you possibly can – including workouts, work and making sure you call your mother (call your mother) – a healthy dinner can bring the entire day to the right kind of close. And  – there’s nothing wrong with sneaking in some QT over the dining room table.

Fiance and I try to split up cooking duties and this salad is a mainstay on our menu. It’s packed with protein, loaded with veggies and it’s a house flavor-ite.

Here’s what we have on hand to bring this meal together (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 Chicken breasts (usually prepped Sundays and marinated in a little olive oil, garlic salt, dried onions, balsamic vinegar and a splash of orange juice)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 avocado, sliced and divided in 2
  • 1 cup of tomatoes – I usually choose cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Dress with balsamic vinegar/ 1 TBS olive oil/salt and pepper

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What’s your go-to quick, healthy meal?

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Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of asweatlife.com a premiere wellness media destination that creates content and community to help womxn live better lives and achieve their goals. Before founding health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - and fresh out of college she worked on the '08 Obama campaign in Michigan. From there, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience in building community and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, trying to join a book club, and walking her dog Maverick.